that guy in AZ Wrote:
What's astonishing about this whole episode is that Trump VOLUNTEERED this idea without even being asked. Your point about foreign governments having "dirt" on Trump is likely very accurate as well.
Most of us would consider coordinating with a foreign government to be treason, but the prohibition actually goes back a LOT further.
Hillary Clinton foreshadowed exactly that on the Rachel Maddow show May 1st, 2019. Clinton explains why Republicans and Trump should not want feign governments investigating Trump and handing over their findings. Here are Hillary Clinton exact words from the linked transcript
CLINTON: That`s right. And not only that, China, if you`re listening, why
don`t you get Trump`s tax returns. I`m sure our media would richly reward
Now according to the Mueller report, that is not conspiracy because it`s
done right out in the open.
So, if after this hypothetical Democratic candidate says this on your show,
within hours, all of a sudden, the IRS offices are bombarded with
incredibly sophisticated cyber tools looking for Trump`s tax returns, and
then extracts and them and then passes them to whatever the new WikiLeaks
happens to be and they start being unraveled and disclosed – nothing wrong
I mean, if you`re going let Russia get away with what they did and are
still doing according to Christopher Wray, the current FBI director, who
said that last week, they`re in our election systems. We`re worried about
2020, he said.
So, hey, let`s have a great power contest, and let`s get the Chinese in on
the side of somebody else. Just saying that shows how absurd the situation
we find ourselves in.